5. Getting Started
When is a good time to get started?
Like most Cub Scout Packs, we go year-round. You can become a scout at anytime. Just contact our Cubmaster or the Den Leader in your age group - or, just show up at one of our meetings.
If you have an interest in learning more about our Pack, if you have questions, or if you are ready to get started, please click here and fill out our website form. It only takes a minute and we will contact you shortly.
When do we meet?
Pack Meetings (when all of our scouts, 1st-5th grade, get together in the same place - with the Cubmaster) are normally held on the second Friday of each month.
Den Meetings (when just one age group meets - with the Den Leader) are normally held twice a month and when there are specific outings.
To verify meeting times, you can check the calendar here.
What is the Cost of Joining?
First - don't let the cost scare you off. It's not that expensive and our Pack is able to assist if you need help. The person to see about assistance is the Committee Chair. This will be kept between you and them but you can tend to that later.
Second - The annual dues is $70.00, which includes BSA registration fees, a subscription to Boy's Life, and most Pack fees. Each Cub Scout should also purchase a Cub Scout handbook (under $10.00) and uniform. A new uniform shirt, pants and belt cost about $55.00 and can be used for several years as your son gets older and moves through the ranks. For more information, visit the ScoutStuff.org website. There are extra participation-based fees for some activities like the camp out, although most fees are included in the annual dues.
We are not worried about the fees being paid up front. We can work with you. Scouting is actually quite reasonable considering all that your son will be doing throughout the year. Don't let the cost get in the way of your decision.
Note: If you have more than two registered Cub Scouts in Pack 1014, the annual dues is waived for son #3, #4, etc.